"Treating peer review like a partisan blog"

“Their [Douglass and Christy] story hits very close to home with me, as I went through a very,very similar process with respect to a comment (PDF) and reply (PDF) on the “shameful article” on hurricanes and global warming that I co-authored in 2005 (PDF). (If my emails ever get hacked you’ll see that ugly episode from the inside.;-) That situation had a positive outcome only because at the time I protested efforts to deny us a right to respond in accordance with journal policies and threatened to go public with the improper efforts at stage-management. I am sure that these sort of shenanigans go on in academia more than we’d like to admit, however that does not justify them.

What these episodes reveal is an effort by activist climate scientists to stage-manage the peer review process much like how one might manage a partisan blog for public consumption.” “Treating peer review like a partisan blog

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